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I am trying to find information about my ancestor Timothy Clougher born about 1811.  He immigrated in 1849 with his wife Bridget Muldoon to Massachusetts.   According to his death certificate his parents were Matthew and Mary Clougher.

It doesn't appear the Dysart parish records go back far enough to find his birth record?  Is there any other way to find him and his family?    I suspect he is from Dysart because in Griffith's Valuation there is another Timothy Clougher listed in Milltown (Dysart Parish) Roscommon in 1855 who is surely a relative.  The Cloughers lived in a pretty small area of Roscommon it seems.


Any advice?  I have gone through the online parish records and not found anything in surrounding towns.

Joe Cook

Wednesday 4th Jan 2017, 01:40AM

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  • Hello,

    I have been searching for Clougher in Tissara Ballyforan in Elphin, Roscommon as well. If there are other sources             to review I would be most interested. I am also wondering what the population of this are was from 1800-1860 as I find my Clougher, Costello and Kelly names

    I have an ancestor Honoria Clougher who married a Patrick Costello in Elphin, Roscommon on 2/5/1877 - see below italics

    Patrick and Honoria later immigrated to Boston. I believe my great grandmother Margaret Costello b. 1856 was the sister of Patrick Costello. I have a public tree on if you want to view it for potential connections. I also have DNA on gedmatch - #A796421 if you participate in that.

    Patritius Costello Event Type:Marriage Event Date:5 Feb 1877 Spouse's Name:Honoria Clougher Parish:Tissara, BallyforanDiocese:ElphinCounty:Roscommon Father's name:Patritü Costello Spouse's Father Name:Patritü Clougher


    Wednesday 4th Jan 2017, 04:39PM
  • Joe:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I checked the Tithe listings and there were about ten Clougher records in other parishes in South Roscommon but not Dysart. I then searched under Clogher in Dysart and got the records at the link below. My guess is that some of these names are duplicates. Possibly Timothy's father was one of these names.

    Roger McDonnell…

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 4th Jan 2017, 04:39PM
  • Hello all,

    I'm a Clougher myself living in Ireland and have begun taking a cursory look at my family history. From speaking to my late grandfather a few years ago it seems my family in any case were all from Dysart, Ballymintan/Ballyforan area in Roscommon.

    I know from the 1901 census that my Great-Great Grandfather was a Pat Cougher from Dysart (…)  who being listed as 49 years of age on the census would have been born around 1852. It is here I am stuck and am unsure where to go next to find further records to go back further. Or how to do this. Any advice would be appreciated. I would love to see his birthcert for his fathers name which could then tie it to the tithe listings. If you look at the link above you can see that the eldest son is a James Clougher which makes me think that he may be a relation (grandson perhaps) of the James Clogher listed in the 1837 search result Roger so kindly provided above.

     As for the Clougher/Clogher situation it is family legend that the addition of the "u" was the result of a spelling error on someones birthcert. How true this is I do not know but my great Aunt, who never married, always spelt her name as Clogher despite her official documentation using the "clougher" spelling becuase she believed the correct spelling to be Clogher for the aforementioned reason.

    Any help or advise at all would be greatly appreciated. Or if there is aything you think I could assist with please don't hesitate to ask.


    David Clougher

    David Clougher

    Sunday 5th Feb 2017, 05:07PM
  • Hello
    You could check civil records which start in 1864 (
    to see if any of them are listed there.


    Monday 6th Feb 2017, 12:37PM
  • David:

    This may be the baptismal record for Patrick. See transcription below. Dysart baptismal records start in 1850 . You can look up the record on the register



    Name:Patrick ClogherDate of Birth:24-Jun-1852
    Date of Baptism:11-Nov-1852Address:BallyglassParish/District:DYSART/TISRARAGender:MaleCountyCo. Roscommon
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Thomas ClogherMother:Mary WhiteOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Thomas Moran Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Catherine Farrell 

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 6th Feb 2017, 04:07PM
  • Greetings

    I have been trying to find information on an Ann Clougher(b around 1818) who married Daniel Costello b. around 1815. They emmigrated to Mass, USA in 1839. Story is her (Ann) sister married Daniel's brother and that family stayed in Ireland. Another sister of Daniel married a Lynch and emmigrated to Australia. I have found the tittle allotement record of Daniel and his father Hugh Costello in the Dysart Area. I am at a dead end regarding the Cloughers and the Costellos at that period in Ireland or Australia. Any help would be appreciated. I went to Dysart and the region a few years ago - what a beautiful place!

    Mark Joseph Costello


    Tuesday 14th Feb 2017, 04:55PM

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